SXSW: Picks For Thurdsay

Well we’re off to a roaring start this morning, aren’t we? Sorry for the late start today guys; it’s all the Meat Puppets’ fault! Actually, it was probably the Danes of Slaraffenland and that interminable line to see Les Savy Fav that did us in. So just bear with us, we’re just getting ourselves sorted, but we have lots of goodies for ya.

Chances are, if you’re in Austin, you’re dealing with a massive, morning headache right now for reasons that shall remain between you and your liver. The last thing you need is anymore stress to melt your mind, so every day we’ll take a few minutes to break down some of the day’s more exciting attractions, and for later, a checklist of bands to see tonight, depending on your personality type.

As for your daylight hours, go enjoy free food and hipster elixir (aka PBR) during the Onion party at the Emo’s complex while Andrew Bird, Tokyo Police Club, Matt & Kim, Amy Milan, Land Of Talk, Patton Oswalt, Aziz, Paul Scheer, and Rob Huebel endeavor to entertain. But if you’re in need of some sneakers to facilitate your Austin walking, head to the Team Clermont/Under The Radar party at the Flamingo Cantina for free Saucony giveaways while you listen to The Pipettes; Super Furry Gruff Rhys; Architecture In Helsinki; and Loney, Dear. And once you get those shoes, break ‘em in with a little walk to E. 4th St. for the AAM/Brooklyn Vegan party at Red’s Scoot Inn, with sets from Stereogum faves The Twilight Sad, New Violators, Cloud Cult, Rob Crow, and Mew.

Next, get dinner (preferably BBQ, but that’s up to you), and then cruise through this list of some of the night’s highlights.

Packt Like Sardines (Crowded house alert)
Amy Winehouse (12AM) @ Eternal
Bloc Party (12AM) @ Stubb’s
Albert Hammond, Jr. (1AM) @ Blender Bar At The Ritz

Best New Music 1965 (Old-school icon alert)
Pete Townshend & Attic Jam (6PM) @ La Zona Rosa

What Would Devendra Do (Freak folk pioneer alert)
Vashti Bunyan (12:30AM) @ Central Presbyterian Church

Last Month’s Flavor Of The Month (Class of ’06 alert)
Cold War Kids (10PM) @ La Zona Rosa

Buzz-Chasing (Blogger alert)
The Besnard Lakes (8:30) / ILYBICD (9:30) / Bishop Allen (10:30) / Okkervil River (12:45) @ Mohawk Patio
Deerhunter (12AM) @ Soho Lounge
Land Of Talk (11:30PM) @ Maggie Mae’s
Malajube (12AM) @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop
Menomena (1AM) @ Buffalo Billiards
New Violators (9PM) / Cloud Cult (10PM) @ Emo’s Jr.
Fujiya & Miyagi (11PM) @ Karma Lounge
Under Byen (9PM) / The Gossip (12AM) / Voxtrot (1AM) @ Emo’s Main Room

Her Majesty’s Hype Machine (NME buzz band alert)
The Fratellis (1AM) @ Dirty Dog Bar

Too Hungover For Distortion (Singer/songwriter alert)
Elvis Perkins (9PM) @ La Zona Rosa
Joan As Policewoman (9PM) @ The Ale House
Marissa Nadler (10PM) @ Bourbon Rocks
Sondre Lerche (10:30PM) @ Antone’s
Badly Drawn Boy (acoustic) (11PM) @ The Parish
My Brightest Diamond (solo acoustic) (12:30AM) @ Emo’s IV Lounge

Rhythm Nation (Dancing hipster alert)
Ghostland Observatory (12AM) @ La Zona Rosa
Lo-Fi-FNK (9PM) / Shout Out Out Out (10:30PM) / Matt & Kim (11:30PM) / Shitdisco (12:15PM) / The Presets (1AM) @ Beauty Bar Patio
120 Days (10PM) / Panthers (11PM) / Black Lips (12AM) / Chromeo (1AM) @ Flamingo Cantina

Hot Fret Action (Guitar God alert)
Kaki King (10PM) @ Cedar Street Courtyard

Spacey & Western (Gothic country alert)
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter (11PM) @ Buffalo Billiards

As always, tell us what we’re missing!

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